Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Employment Context: A practical guide

Alice Jump
Alice Jump | Reavis Page Jump LLP

Alice K. Jump is a Partner at the firm. Her practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution and business counseling, with particular emphasis on representing clients in the financial services and real estate industries as well as educational and non-profit institutions.

On-Demand: March 22, 2024
Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Employment Context: A practical guide

$195.00 1.5 hour CLE

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Program Summary

A comprehensive understanding of non-solicitation agreements entails several critical facets. It begins with defining solicitation and its application to various stakeholders such as employees, clients, vendors, and partners. Key components of these agreements, such as duration, geographical scope, and prohibited activities, must be meticulously detailed to tailor enforceable clauses to specific business needs. Understanding the legal framework involves navigating factors affecting enforceability, jurisdictional variations, and essential drafting considerations for compliance. Enforcement mechanisms and legal remedies, including injunctive relief and damages, are explained while addressing common litigation challenges. Practical insights and examples offer invaluable guidance, aiding businesses, and individuals in navigating non-solicitation agreements effectively to safeguard their interests and relationships.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Definition and Scope
  • Components of Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Legal Framework
  • Enforcement and Remedies
  • Practical Considerations and Examples

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Alice K Jump_myLawCLEAlice K. Jump | Reavis Page Jump LLP

Alice K. Jump is a Partner at the firm. Her practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution and business counseling, with particular emphasis on representing clients in the financial services and real estate industries as well as educational and non-profit institutions. She also counsels’ organizations and individuals in connection with employment, compensation and employee restrictive covenants, real estate transactions and partnership, and trust and estate matters. She has represented clients in cases before state and federal courts and other tribunals involving securities, employment, discrimination and whistleblowing claims, real estate, trusts and estates, partnerships, education, and general commercial disputes.

Prior to her work with the firm, Ms. Jump practiced at one of the leading international law firms and served as in-house counsel to a major broker-dealer. She has over thirty years of experience as a commercial litigator and legal advisor.

Ms. Jump has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer rating and was selected to Super Lawyers for the New York Metro area in 2019 through 2022. She is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Agenda

I. Definition and Scope | 2:00pm – 2:30pm

• Definition of solicitation
• Application to employees, clients, vendors, and partners

II. Components of Non-Solicitation Agreements | 2:30pm – 3:00pm

• Detail the essential components of non-solicitation clauses, including duration, geographical scope, and prohibited activities
• Discuss best practices for crafting enforceable agreements tailored to specific business needs

Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

III. Legal Framework | 3:10pm – 3:20pm

• Provide an overview of the legal framework surrounding non-solicitation agreements
• Discuss enforceability factors, jurisdictional variations, and key considerations in drafting these agreements

IV. Enforcement and Remedies | 3:20pm – 3:30pm

• Explain the mechanisms for enforcing non-solicitation agreements and pursuing legal remedies in case of breaches
• Address common challenges and considerations in litigation proceedings related to non-solicitation clauses

V. Practical Considerations and Examples | 3:30pm – 3:40pm

• Offer practical insights and examples for businesses and individuals navigating non-solicitation agreements